String of ball beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, South Cemetery K 334 debris

Dimensions

Length of string: 64 cm (25 3/16 in.) Diameter of beads: approx. 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1743

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartz crystal

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of one hundred and four blue glazed quartz crystal irregularly shaped ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma: South Cemetery K 334 debris. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition